Category Archives: * Guitar Strings

Guitar Strings That Are Easy on the Fingers

Hands playing guitar strings

As a guitar player, you know how important it is to have a comfortable playing experience. Your guitar strings are a crucial part of that equation. Strings that are too stiff or rough can cause finger pain and fatigue, making it difficult to play for long stretches. Investing in a set of smooth, flexible strings […]

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Comprehensive Guide on Stringing a Classical Guitar: A Step-by-Step Tutorial

Restringing a classical guitar involves removing the old strings and installing a new set. This important maintenance task should be performed periodically to keep the guitar sounding its best and a player’s touch and expression most consistent. Old strings can distort and even corrode over time, affecting tuning stability, response, and tone. Stringing a classical […]

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Performance Anxiety, Part 2: Building the Bridge

Performance Anxiety, Part 2: Building the Bridge

Introduction Veteran performer, Strings By Mail owner, and guitar teacher for 15 years at the Interlochen Center for the Arts, John Wunsch presents a series of articles on alleviating performance anxiety. A series of articles beginning with Part 1. This month’s article will present a paced approach to playing comfortably in front of others. This […]

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Strings By Mail Sponsored Artist Series – Alex De Grassi

As part of our Strings By Mail Sponsored Artist Blog Series, we will be presenting each of our sponsored artists in a casual Q & A format. They discuss the instruments they use, the types of strings they use & why, and any accessories that help with their playing. They also provide any valued advice […]

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Core Matters – The Difference a String Core Can Make

  Both the classical Dynacore, and the acoustic and electric NY Steel Hex Core Guitar Strings are relatively new products on the market and I recently got curious about how different these  D’Addario strings’ cores were from previous cores. I found most of my answers with Steve Mucciolo, a D’Addario fretted product specialist. While many […]

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